BEACHES BACK IN BUSINESS
THE Queensland Government has launched a $750,000 campaign to entice visitors back to southeast Queensland beaches following the March 11 oil spill that contaminated 60km of coastline. The television, radio and online campaign will air in Brisbane, Sydney and northern NSW.
All Sunshine Coast beaches have reopened after a huge clean-up. The spill from the Pacific Adventurer polluted beaches from Moreton Island to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. Noosa was not affected. More than 200,000 litres of oil contaminated the shores of Moreton and Bribie islands as well as parts of the Sunshine Coast after the Hong Kong-based ship, battered by tropical cyclone Hamish, lost 31 containers of ammonium nitrate, which ruptured the ship’s hull.
Milky way: Lush dairy pasture near Maleny